A Columbus native, Liz grew up in German Village and graduated from Columbus Academy in 2003 as valedictorian.
She then attended Kenyon College, where, taking full advantage of their liberal arts tradition, she focused on Ancient Greek language, literature, and history, even studying abroad in Greece. She earned her B.A. in Classics in 2007, graduating cum laude.
After college, she attended Capital University Law School, where she was on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and had externships with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. She obtained her J.D. in 2010, again graduating cum laude.